Dominic Cummings, chief adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has defended his 800-kilometer personal trip despite being quarantined for 14 days, stressing that he has no regrets at what he did. The case triggered a political storm in Britain, in which at least twelve Johnson Conservative Party MPs voted in favor of Cummings’ resignation.
“I don’t regret what I did … I understand that there are people who are very angry and may disagree,” said Cummings at a press conference. “The rules inevitably do not cover all the circumstances and it is clear that I was in an exceptional situation,” argued Cummings.
Johnson’s adviser took his 4-year-old son to his relatives in Durham, 400 kilometers from London, when his wife was diagnosed with coronavirus and had symptoms. Therefore, he had to be locked up according to the regulations.
Cummings recalled that there are exceptions to situations with young children, so their actions are “reasonably in accordance with the law”.